Peter Melville

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Peter Melville
Associate Professor


  • Literature / Creative Writing
  • Pop Culture
Areas of Expertise:
  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Fantasy Fiction and Literature
  • Poetry
  • Romanticism
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Peter Melville is Associate Professor at The University of Winnipeg, where he teaches courses on Romanticism, Critical Theory, and Fantasy Fiction.

He is currently engaged in two research projects: the first focuses on figures of refuge in the novels of William Godwin and Mary Shelley; while the second considers aspects of disability, sexuality, shame, and class warfare in contemporary epic fantasy, including the novels of Stephen Donaldson, Brandon Sanderson, and Robin Hobb.

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